PTE Reading Fill in the blanks practice exercise– Fill the gaps with the words provided after each paragraph. Use verb forms logical consistency and vocabulary
(1) In the text below some words are missing. Choose words from the box to fill the blanks-
Children differ 1………. in their mathematical 2………. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. This new paper proposes that math disability arises from 3………. in brain areas supporting procedural memory. Procedural memory is a learning and memory 4………. that is crucial for the automatization of non-conscious skills, such as driving or grammar.
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(2) In the text below some words are missing. Choose words from the box to fill the blanks-
In the summer of 1945, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s approval (1)………. was understandably high. He’d just led the Allies to victory in Europe, and politicians and commentators confidently (2)………. that he would lead the Conservatives to victory at the forthcoming (3)………. election. Yet those who anticipated Conservative victory were shocked when the Labour Party won the House of Commons in a landslide, costing Churchill his office.
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(3) In the text below some words are missing. Choose words from the box to fill the blanks-
Can we see (1) ………. the earth Is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea. If we watch closely, we see that the ship begins (2) ………. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (3) ………. we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (4) ………. turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (5) ………. a ship does on the earth.
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(4) In the text below some words are missing. Choose words from the box to fill the blanks-
A golf course (1)………. of a series of holes, each with a teeing ground that is set off by two markers showing the (ends, bounds, distance, beauty) of the legal tee area, fairway, rough and other hazards, and the putting green surrounded by the fringe with the pin (normally a flag stick) and cup.
The levels of grass are varied to (2)……….difficulty, or to allow for putting in the case of the green. While many holes are designed with a direct line-of-sight from the teeing area to the green, some holes may bend either to the left or to the right. This is commonly called a “dogleg”, in reference to a dog’s knee. The hole is called a “dogleg left” if the hole angles leftwards and “dogleg right” if it bends right. Sometimes, a hole’s (3)………. may bend twice; this is called a “double dogleg”.
A regular golf course consists of 18 holes, but nine-hole courses are (4)………. and can be played twice through for a full round of 18 holes.
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